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Local Celebrities Dance for Scholarships

Elizabeth F. Abu | Nov 10, 2017

Mirror-Ball-Winners.jpgSix teams of local celebrities took to the dance floor to help raise scholarship money for Montague County students to attend North Central Texas College.

The Rotary Club of Bowie and the North Central Texas College Montague County Foundation teamed up to host their 3rd Annual Dancing to the Stars Competition, modeled after the popular television program “Dancing With the Stars.” 

This year’s event raised $58,000 for scholarships. The dancing took place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Bowie Community Center, in front of a sold-out crowd of 400 people.

Area celebrities and dancers included Michael Daily and partner Jill Hunt, NCTC Dual-Credit student Baxter Swint and partner Cade Ellis, Michelle Fenoglio and partner Jayson Toerck, NCTC Instructor Belinda Anderson and her husband Arn, Kent and Amy Stagg, and Alan and Tammie Miller.

Votes were cast for the best dancers in the form of donations. The duo that raised the most money through votes was Alan and Tammie Miller with their Western Swing routine. They were presented the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy at the end of the evening.

Dancers Baxter Swint and Cade Ellis won the People’s Choice Award with their Contemporary dance. At 18 years old, Baxter is the youngest participant in the three years of Dancing to the Stars.

“Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships and support for underprivileged students who might not otherwise be able to afford an education,” said Debbie Sharp, Executive Director of the NCTC Foundation. “The ability to obtain an education is critical to our students’ future success and to the growth of our local economy. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our students, North Central Texas College, and our entire Montague County community.”

Peoples-Choice---Baxter-Swint-and-Cade-Ellis.jpgSponsors of the event included Country Side Veterinary Hospital, Cross Timbers Veterinary Hospital Staff, Don MacLaughlin, Earp Law Firm, Keith Dosch, Dr. & Mrs. Len & Waynette Dingler, Lewis & Anderson LLC, Roth & Sons Construction, Roth Fertilizer, Salt Creek Veterinary Hospital, Tony Clark, Teach Nature, LLC, Mayfield Welding, LLC, Cross Timbers Veterinary Hospital, Spitzer Animal Health, Wellington State Bank, Advanced Rehab, Atmos Energy, VFW Post 8789 & Auxiliary, Faith Community Healthcare System, Solaris Hospice, Walmart, Miss Shasta (Shasta Hewitt), Terry & Cindy Brewer, Atmos Energy, Fenoglio Boot Co., First United Bank of Gainesville, Lipscomb Auto Center, Oscar Aerial Spraying, Circle Up Clothing, Inc., Norman Hollis, Red Rooster, LLC, Tim Winn State Farm, Wise Electric Cooperative, Inc, Zippy's Tacos, Inc, Allen's Express Lube, Elite Hydrostatic Testing, Anna Fitzgerald, Lois & Ralph Harris / The Hall Venue, LLC, Merrett Family, Mildred McCraw, Nancy Merrett, Prater Water Well, S&V Wellservice, Inc., White Family Funeral Home, Larry Slack, Morgan Livestock Equipment Sales, Inc., Cross Timbers Title Company, Enderby Gas Inc., Jacksboro National Bank, Laws Family Dental, Longhorn Café, Ranger Energy Services, A Cottage Florist & Gifts, Bowie Liquor, Chisholm Trail Pet Clinic, Inc., Shirlee Johnson, Bowie Industries, Legend Bank, Sue Swint, Tim Adams Heating, Cooling, Refrigeration, Bowie News, Inc, Beau & Charlotte Dameron, Belle Rose Boutique, Montague County Abstract & Title Company, and Sue Swint Realty.

For more information on how you can support scholarships in Montague County, contact Sharp at 940-668-4213 or by email at dsharp@nctc.edu.

You can find photos from this event on the NCTC Facebook Page.